Significant changes to the UK heating market

OFTEC has been working alongside BEIS and other heating industry organisations to compile a questionnaire for installers to complete.  The news release launching this survey is below.  Please note, you only have until MONDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER to respond.


Over 100,000 people are currently employed in the installation of fossil fuel heating in the UK

Have your say – calling all heating installers

Significant changes are coming to the UK heating market that will affect thousands of installers and heating engineers.

A survey launched today gives you the opportunity to shape those changes.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RS298DD

There are thousands of businesses employing well over 100,000 people, currently installing fossil fuel heating in the UK. To tackle climate change, the UK has a legal duty to be completely carbon free by 2050. This will mean that traditional fossil fuels currently used to heat our buildings will need to be replaced with low carbon fuels or technologies.

Change needs to begin right away, with major changes occurring throughout the 2020s and it is vital that this happens in a way that works for businesses in the UK.

The new survey developed by industry member associations and supported by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy gives a voice to installers, plumbers and heating engineers to ensure Government understands and listens to the opportunities and risks that face installers in the transition to low carbon heating.

The survey closes on 30th September 2019.

Data will be used to inform policy decisions, which will be published for further consultation in due course. No personal information such as names, addresses, etc is requested.

The organisations that have collaborated to develop the survey are:

  • The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE)
  • The Energy Utilities Alliance (EUA)
  • The Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA)
  • The Heat Pump Association (HPA)
  • The Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC)
  • Sustainable Energy Association (SEA)

 

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